Wanted!

Wool Clip 2017: Uist Wool wants your fleece! This year we are looking for: Cheviot/X Texel/X Suffolk/X Zwartbles Hebridean Pricing from £1 – £2 per kg depending on the wool type and grade. Crofters can drop fleeces at the Wool Centre on Grimsay, or call us to collect free-of-charge. Our experienced staff can advise on […]

Wool clip and sheep-talk

As the first clip of the year comes in to our wool shed here on Grimsay, it seems like a good time to discuss one of my favourite subjects: sheep and fibre. Let me talk you through our yarns; fibre by fibre, sheep by sheep. At Uist Wool we don’t dye any of our yarns, preferring instead […]

A Grey Area

  I’ve been thinking a lot about grey recently. I guess it’s the time of year. It’s a particularly evocative colour, used repeatedly as a motif in literature and movies. Even saying “grey” out loud is difficult to do without loading it with context. “What a grey day.”, or “It’s just a bit grey…”. F. Scott […]

Green Behind the Scenes

Uist Wool is a social enterprise; as such its role is to put something back into the surrounding community, to support and boost Uist from a human perspective, growing and building for the future. We’re extremely proud of this, and are proud to say so. What we don’t shout about very much are Uist Wool’s […]